Thanks to everybody for the tremendous support that we had at our SOS march on Saturday, 22nd December.
For those who think that campaigning does not make a difference then we can tell you that it does.
The developers at Longcroft have shelved their scheme and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council have made contact and asked for a meeting with the Civic Society on the 7th January to talk about the setts.
Our research shows, despite East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s publicity, that the setts, curbs & gullies date back to circa 1829 and that in 1980 the original setts were exposed with some additions bought in for repair.
But now we HAVE to maintain the momentum. The bulldozers are due to move in on the 14th January 2013 and we MUST send a clear message to East Riding of Yorkshire Council in advance of the meeting on the 7th Jan.
Therefore we are calling on all our supporters to rally to the cause and attend another march on SUNDAY 6TH JANUARY 2013. Please be at Market Cross for 10:45am.
We will start the march with a perambulation around Saturday Market, then down Toll Gavel to the council offices where we will hand in an updated petition (now nearing 800 supporters). Please forward this message to as many people as possible, all are welcome children in particular, please bring your own banner if you so wish!
The SOS campaign is not our only concern; a decision on the sale of the Grovehill site for retail is to be made in mid January, the long term situation at Longcroft remains uncertain and excessive housing proposed to the north and south of Beverley will overshadow the town if it isn’t challenged.
Decisions about the future of our town are made by a cabinet of 10 councillors non of whom live in Beverley and we need to challenge inappropriate and poor decision making NOW. For this we will need your further help and involvement.
It is imperative we let the council members know that the residents of this town HAVE A RIGHT to be consulted FULLY on their future. Write, kick up a fuss and make your feelings clear, there is a high degree of urgency.
Please log onto our website to follow developments www.beverleyaction.com and follow the links. Thanks again to everyone, let’s hope for a dry day next Sunday! We must do all we can to protect our beautiful, unique and historic town of Beverley.
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